Integrated primary care in a patient-centered medical home is the best way to invite patients to engage in better self-care, to move from provider-based care to team-based care, and to address whole-person needs. Jan Sweet Freeman, PsyD, North Carolina Medical Journal, January/February 2015
Medical professionals, law enforcement officers, therapists, educators and government officials all agree that there is no simple solution to substance abuse and addiction. Zach Potter, The Sanford Herald, January 31, 2015
Vance County will be the first county in North Carolina to implement an award-winning mobile medication program to reduce hospitalization costs and readmission for adults with severe psychiatric illness.
Managed by Daymark Recovery Services, Vance County Mobile Medication Program will launch by early spring and aims to enroll 100 patients by the end of 2015. Patients with a history of psychiatric hospitalizations or repeated emergency department visits for behavioral health needs will be asked to participate.
Thanks to an $876,000 grant from the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust, patients at the Downtown Health Plaza (DHP) of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center will have access to expanded integrated mental health services. The Chronicle, January 22, 2015
Beaufort County Community College will mark the completion of a new fitness trail and exercise stations with a grand opening scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27, outside of Building 8 on the BCCC campus. Beaufort Observer, January 15, 2015
The Forsyth County version of an initiative aimed at reducing prescription drug overdose deaths is being launched Thursday by officials connected with Project Lazarus. Richard Craver, Winston-Salem Journal, January 14, 2015
A new study released last month highlights the economic and employment results of not expanding Medicaid in counties across North Carolina. The report predicts that if North Carolina continues to decline to expand Medicaid, 43,000 fewer jobs will be created by 2020 statewide. Specifically it is predicted that Haywood County will have 115 fewer jobs. Shelby Harrell, The Mountaineer, January 9, 2015
The Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust is currently accepting both Poor and Needy and Health Care Division grant applications for the upcoming February 2016 grant cycle. To be eligible for funding, applicants must complete an advance consultation with the Trust before submitting an application.